Happy Boy Recipes

Oven-Broiled Early Girls

A Fast and Easy Pasta Topper

Total Time: 20 Min Servings: 2-3

Posted by Tent

Happy Boy Dry-Farmed Early Girls can be used in traditional sauce and soup recipes in place of heirlooms, but they are so flavor-packed and rich that they can change a dish a bit. These unique properties make them an ideal tomato for easy sauces when you don't have a lot of time but are still looking for some fresh tomato flavor to top your pasta. This recipe is simple but oh-so sweet, and you'll be sure to knock anyone's socks off who haven't yet to make a dry-farmed tomato's acquaintance.

approx. 3 lbs of dry farmed tomatoes
1 medium cipolline or yellow onion
olive oil
salt and pepper

1. Slice onion into thin half rounds.
2. Cut early girls into halves {or quarters if you are using larger tomatoes}
3. Coat a deep broiling pan with olive oil, then toss onions and tomatoes in olive oil and into the pan, creating a single layer along the bottom of the pan.
4. set your oven to broil {or the highest heat setting possible} and place the pan into the boiler or top rack of oven.
5. Keeping an eye on the tomatoes, and flipping a few times, broil until the tomatoes have browned and the onions are a golden brown. Some water will be
6. Salt and pepper to taste, top pasta and add fresh chopped basil.
7. Use to top any fresh pasta.